Posts Categorized: Cancer

Are e-cigarettes less harmful?

With lung cancer awareness month upon us, and many new insights into electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), it seems the perfect time to discuss these new and emerging products. Though they have been around for over a decade now, popularity continues to grow and new e-cigarette devices hit the market frequently. Originally touted as a device to…
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Do you know your options when it comes to prostate cancer treatment?

The American Brachytherapy Society recently found that many men diagnosed with prostate cancer aren’t presented with a highly effective minimally invasive treatment option: prostate brachytherapy seed implants. Prostate brachytherapy is a treatment option for men diagnosed with prostate cancer with disease confined to the prostate. Depending on the aggressiveness of the disease, patients can be…
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Sexual health for cancer survivors

“How’s your sex life?” Did your oncologist ask you this question at any time during your cancer experience? Chances are they didn’t. Statistically, less than 50 percent of cancer patients report having had any conversation with their doctors about their sexual health. Why is this? You are getting a lot of information and maybe you…
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What’s new in cervical cancer treatment?

The last five years has been an exciting time in cervical cancer research and prevention. First, the 9-strain vaccine was approved in 2014 for use in girls and boys age 9-26. This is an improvement from the 4-strain vaccine. It will cover more strains of HPV that can cause cervical dysplasia and cancer, and has…
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